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HBO Wants More Rock ‘n Roll, Renews ‘Vinyl’ For Season 2

HBO Wants More Rock 'n Roll, Renews 'Vinyl' For Season 2

Well, that was fast. After a big, Martin Scorsese-directed, two-hour series premiere on Sunday, HBO has determined they like the song they’re hearing from Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Mick Jagger.

The network has renewed “Vinyl” for a second season. The rock ‘n roll series has been met with mostly positive reviews (though we weren’t particularly enamored with it), and given how much the network has clearly put into the show, including weekly EP releases for each episode, and a clearly lavish budget, I would’ve been surprised if they didn’t go for at least one more season. 

READ MORE: Soundtrack For Martin Scorsese’s HBO Series ‘Vinyl’ Includes Otis Redding, The Meters, Edgar Winter, Foghat, More

“Vinyl” airs on Sunday nights. Check out the press release below.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2016 – Following the critically acclaimed launch of the show’s first season, HBO has renewed the drama series VINYL for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, the show is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of the early 1970s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.

VINYL kicked off its ten-episode first season Sunday, Feb. 14  with a two-hour pilot directed by Scorsese, from a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, and story by Rich Cohen & Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, with other hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays.

Starring Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record label president who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path, the first season of VINYL also stars Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor.

Among the early critical raves, the Hollywood Reporter called VINYL “rich, brilliant & addictive,” adding, “There’s nothing like it,” while New York magazine hailed it as “the first new must-see series of 2016,” noting, “Cannavale is so perfect.” Rolling Stone described the show as “excellent,” and the Washington Post said it was “flawless,” with TV Guide concluding that VINYL was “explosively entertaining.”

Season one credits: VINYL was created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter; executive producers, Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras; executive music producer, Mick Jagger; showrunner, Terence Winter.

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